Global Digital Cultures Grant for Andreas Schuck

Andreas S. together with colleagues from Anthropology and Media Studies received a grant from the Global Digital Cultures RPA for the project ‘From Climate Change to COVID-19: Communicating complexity and collective trauma through digital memes‘. The project starts in September and will run for one year and examines the ways in which memes are entangled in the daily cultural practices of users of digital platforms and mobile apps, analyzing their content, the contexts in which they are produced, deployed and consumed, and the extent to which memes are used to raise awareness, elicit action, and provide occasional solace in the face of collective traumas tied to existential crises.